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Curbing gang violence begins with community says Mauldin Police Chief (Mauldin, SC): A nationwide sting targeting gang members turned out more arrests here in the Carolinas than almost anywhere else. Only Los Angeles and San Juan, Puerto Rico had more. It was part of a five week operation called “Project Shadowfire” ending March 21st.
Source: WSPA 7 News    Date: March 29, 2016

Upstate group working to prevent gang violence with education (Pickens County, SC): A group in Pickens County is working with families to prevent gang violence. Last week Greenville Officer Allen Jacobs was killed by a teen who police say was part of a gang.
Source: WYFF 4 News    Date: March 28, 2016

17 SC arrests made in connection to federal gang investigation (Columbia, SC): A five-week operation netted more than 1,100 arrests, including 17 in South Carolina, in a federal investigation into gangs, according federal officials. The operation, referred to as "Project Shadowfire," cast a nationwide net on more than 900 suspected gang members and involved the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations.
Source: KFVS 12 News    Date: March 28, 2016

Officials: After inmate riot, DJJ moving on reforms (Columbia, SC): A month after young inmates rampaged through South Carolina’s main juvenile detention center, starting fires, destroying property and sexually abusing female inmates, state Department of Juvenile Justice officials say they are making progress in reforming the long-troubled agency.
Source: The State    Date: March 26, 2016

Horry County police grappling with surge in gang violence (Horry County, SC): Of the 19 murders Horry County police investigated last year, nine stemmed from gang activity. The same could be said of 88 shootings and 1,011 calls for shots fired. And those numbers don’t include statistics from the city of Myrtle Beach.
Source: The Sun News    Date: March 21, 2016

South Carolina police officer killed while chasing gang member (Greenville, SC): A South Carolina police officer was shot and killed Friday while pursuing a gang member who ended up shooting himself, authorities said.
Source: FOX News    Date: March 19, 2016

Greenville Police hold summer program to show students the dangers of joining gangs (Greenville, SC): As the number of gang-related crimes in Greenville stay consistent, Greenville police are taking action with a new summer program for 5th and 6th grade students in an attempt to stop gang-related crimes before it’s too late.
Source: WSPA 7 News    Date: March 17, 2016

Guard: Gangs are strong in South Carolina's juvenile prison (Columbia, SC): An officer at a juvenile prison in Columbia told lawmakers that gangs are strong in the jail which has led to three riots in the past eight months. Catherine McKnight told a House committee investigating the Department of Juvenile Justice on Thursday that if the situation isn't improved, children and staffers could be killed.
Source: WYFF 4 News    Date: March 11, 2016

SC Juvenile Justice lacked police chief, gang expert when violence broke out (Columbia, SC): The state’s juvenile detention center had no police chief, gang intervention specialist or rapid-response emergency team on staff when riots broke out recently, the agency’s leader said Thursday.
Source: The Island Packet    Date: March 10, 2016

Trial in death of Chester councilman could move forward as early as April (Chester, SC) : The alleged gang member accused of gunning down Chester City Councilman Odell Williams in November 2014 could face trial as early as the week of April 18, court officials said.
Source: The Herald    Date: March 2, 2016

Police say they can’t stop gangs alone (Myrtle Beach, SC): It takes a community to stop gang violence. That’s the message the Myrtle Beach city police stressed over and over to a concerned group of parents, grandparents and other residents.
Source:    Date: February 29, 2016

14 suspected Cowboys, Wildboys gang members indicted on federal charges (Charleston, SC): Fourteen suspected gang members were indicted on a range of crimes including murder and racketeering, dealing what authorities called a “tremendous blow” to a criminal enterprise that reached into three counties.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: February 24, 2016

Myrtle Beach leaders, police teaching parents signs of possible gang affiliations (Myrtle Beach, SC): Myrtle Beach leaders and police are hoping to make parents more aware of gang activity in the area and whether their children are getting involved with the wrong crowds. Parents were invited to attend a gang awareness program on Thursday night to learn the signs to spot if their children are becoming involved in gang activity.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: February 18, 2016

Myrtle Beach Police hosting adult gang workshop (Myrtle Beach, SC): The Myrtle Beach Police Department will host a gang awareness workshop at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot on Thursday to give parents advice on how to protect their children from gang activity.
Source: WMBF News    Date: February 17, 2016

This Algorithm Will Try to Predict Which Gang Threats on Twitter Turn into IRL Violence (Columbia, SC): Spend a few minutes with Desmond Patton, an assistant professor of social work at Columbia University, and his research starts to sound like the premise of a sci-fi thriller. But when he explains how young people and gang members are increasingly threatening each other on social media platforms, it actually seems possible to identify violent crimes before they happen.
Source: VICE     Date: December 11, 2015

Arrests made after gang-related shooting connected (Powdersville, SC): Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper said at a news conference on Tuesday that deputies are working around the clock to ensure justice after seven shootings over a three-day span.
Source: Live 5 News    Date: November 24, 2015

Police search for Timmonsville man with known gang affiliation (Timmonsville, SC): Timmonsville police are searching for a 22-year-old man they say is affiliated with a gang and is wanted for failing to stop for police.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: November 17, 2015

The gangs of Greenwood (Greenwood, SC): Gary Durant was rushing out the door when a phone call from his cousin told him a house he's been renovating was being vandalized. "By the time I went over," he said, "police were already there." The words "SUR 13" and "[Expletive] the World" were emblazoned across the side of the house in black spray paint. When police arrived, the paint was dry, but still smelled as if it were recently sprayed, according to a police report.
Source: Index-Journal    Date: November 15, 2015

Horry County Investigator testifies Jimmagan’s has a gang problem (Myrtle Beach, SC): Last week 15th Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson served the owners of Jimmagan’s Sports Pub on North Kings Highway nuisance paper work.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: November 12, 2015

Authorities Target Gun Violence In North Columbia (Columbia, SC): Residents in some parts of Columbia would like to go a week — heck, even a few days — without the sound of gunfire ringing out in their neighborhoods. This is especially true in North Columbia. Columbia police officials say the department received 1,400 calls of shots fired last year, with nearly 120 shooting victims.
Source: Free Times    Date: November 4, 2015

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